Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sex Offender Accused of Violating Probation
The Putnam County sheriff's department has arrested a man for allegedly violating the terms of his probation on a sex offense. 57-year-old Richard Wayne Scott of McBroom Branch Road, Baxter, had been convicted of sexual battery back in 1984. The sheriff's department says that as a result he faced certain restrictions on where he could work and where he could live. For example, he was prohibited from living with minor children who he was not the parent of. Deputy James Patterson arrested him this week after verifying that Scott's grandchildren were residing in the same home that he lived in. Scott will be in court on the charge July 6.